FA Cup: Nottingham Forest knock out holders Arsenal with stunning 4-2 win

first_imgThe decision to rest stars backfired on Arsene Wenger as a 4-2 collapse at Nottingham Forest saw defending champions Arsenal getting knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round on Sunday.Eric Lichaj scored twice for the hosts either side of a Per Mertesacker equaliser to give Forest a 2-1 halftime lead.Ben Brereton, one of seven players aged 23 or under in the Forest side, made it 3-1 from the penalty spot in the 64th minute.Danny Welbeck took advantage of an error to pull a goal back for Arsenal with 12 minutes left but Forest were awarded another penalty which Kieran Dowell converted.”It hurts even more because it’s a competition we love,” said Wenger, who has lifted the FA Cup in three of the last four seasons and is the 145-year-old competition’s most successful manager with seven triumphs.While Wenger has endured a Premier League title drought since 2004, success in soccer’s oldest cup competition has helped the Frenchman to gain new contracts.The manner of the loss in Nottingham was mortifying for Wenger, who was forced to watch from the stands as he started a three-match touchline ban for misconduct toward a referee.”They were sharper than us,” Wenger said, “more incisive and more dominant in the challenges.”After Lichaj headed in Kieran Dowell’s free kick in the 20th minute, Per Mertesacker quickly leveled but the American defender was on target again just before halftime. Rob Holding’s weak headed clearance fell straight to Lichaj, who brought the ball down with his chest and unleashed a dipping volley into the far corner of the net.advertisement”My wife told me that if I get a hat trick any time during the year, then I get a dog,” Lichaj said. “So I was trying to get the penalty.”TOOTHLESS WEST HAMWhile West Ham avoided being eliminated at Shrewsbury, midfielder Josh Cullen did have a tooth knocked out.And the 0-0 draw means West Ham will have to face the third-tier side again with a replay at the Olympic Stadium after struggling in its third game in five days.Cullen had a front tooth inadvertently kicked out by Shrewsbury midfielder Abu Ogogo as they both went for the ball in the 75th minute. The tooth was recovered from the turf, while a bloodied Cullen was cleaned up on the touchline before returning to the action.KANE DOUBLELike West Ham, Tottenham struggled to breakdown a third-tier side but it did find a breakthrough after 63 minutes against AFC Wimbledon.Harry Kane made up for Tottenham’s profligacy by scoring twice inside two minutes. And Jan Vertonghen netted from 30 yards (meters) in the 71st minute to seal a 3-0 victory at Wembley Stadium – the site of the final being used as the north London club’s temporary home this season.LEEDS UPSETHours before Arsenal’s shock loss, fourth-tier side Newport knocked out Leeds, which is 53 places higher in the league ladder in the second-tier Championship.Leeds led through Gaetano Berardi’s ninth-minute strike but Newport leveled through Conor Shaugnessy’s own-goal in the 76th and Shawn McCoulsky’s 89th-minute header sealed a 2-1 victory.Leeds finished with 10 men after Spanish forward Samuel Saiz was sent off in stoppage time for spitting at Newport midfielder Robbie Willmott.last_img read more

Rahul Gandhi lauds Maj. General Dogra for completing Austria ‘triathlon’

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 4 (PTI) Congress president Rahul Gandhi today lauded the achievement of Major General V D Dogra for completing a ‘triathlon’ in Austria in just 14 hours and said he was a role model and inspiration for all Indians.It takes tremendous will power, discipline & stamina to complete an Ironman triathlon – 3.8 KM swim; 180 KM cycle; 42.2 KM run. Major General Dogra did that, in Austria, in just 14 hrs! He is a role model & inspiration for all Indians. We salute him!, Gandhi tweeted.Major General Dogra is said to have become the first serving Indian Army officer and the only General across the world to have completed a gruelling ‘Ironman’ competition in Austria. The Ironman is an international triathlon consisting of three consecutive events — 3.8 km of swimming, 180 km cycling and 42.2 km of running. It is considered the toughest one-day sporting event. Major General Dogra completed the three exercises in 14 hours and 21 minutes.The ‘Ironman’ Austria was held in Klagenfurt on July 1. PTI SKC TIRTIRlast_img read more

Hip-hop, light-shows and gyrating footballers

first_img Read more Facebook Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn OH ‘ECKHaving watched England, Republic O’Ireland, Norn Iron and Wales play in that there new-fangled Nations League over the past few days, The Fiver has no compunction in throwing its considerable weight behind Uefa’s innovative new wheeze. Matches that would normally have been consigned to the status of pointless friendly and “contested” by footballers performing with all the enthusiasm of Sir Lawrence Olivier in the role of Woolpack cellar-man during an episode of Emmerdale have been lent a new competitive edge. Who knows, if O’Ireland had got the memo, they might even have put in a shift against a Wales team whose fans completely lost the run of themselves after an emphatic victory over their celtic neighbours … only to go to Aarhus and discover it’s not quite as easy when you’re up against something more sentient than 11 green training cones. Share on Pinterest England have had their run-out too and find themselves staring down the barrel of relegation after defeat at the hands of Spain, while Norn Iron are in the same boat after spanking Bosnia-Herzegovina around Windsor Park for 90 minutes but somehow managing to lose. Now it’s Scotland’s turn to dip a tentative toe into the white-hot cauldron of Nations League action when they welcome Albania to Hampden Park. The prospect of facing a bleak European football outpost is likely to appeal to the team from eastern Europe, who kicked off their campaign with a 1-0 win against Israel. At the same time, Scotland were getting gubbed 4-0 by Belgium in a friendly, which did little to silence critics of manager Alex McLeish. Not least because the most vocal had started their campaign to get him out before he’d even been offered the job. A run of five friendlies (one win, four defeats, one goal scored) has done little to appease the naysayers, but as far as McLeish is concerned we can forget about all that because the serious work starts now.“I am hearing from people that it is more hope than expectation,” he said. “We have to change that perception and the players are motivated. This is where it starts and it is a great opportunity for us to get our name on the map again, but we know that we have to respect every opponent.” A Proper Football Man from the bobble of his tam o’shanter to the tips of his stout brogues, it’s difficult to know what McLeish will have made of the sight of the French football team’s joyous post-World Cup lap of honour before their adoring public at the Stade de France on Sunday. Despite being regarded as one of fitba’s gentlemen, one suspects hip-hop, light-shows and gyrating footballers performing carefully choreographed dance routines aren’t quite his thing. Still, every journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step, so who’s to say that, in two years’ time we won’t be watching Leigh Griffiths and Allan McGregor busting moves to The Proclaimers as they parade the European Championship trophy before a capacity Hampden crowd, drunk on euphoria, long overdue success and as much cheap Buckfast as they can smuggle past security?LIVE ON BIG WEBSITEJoin Ben Fisher for hot clockwatch coverage, including Scotland 1-1 Albania in the Nations League, from 7.45pm BST.QUOTE OF THE DAY“I felt dead inside for a long time – and writing gave me a way to get emotions out. I have no idea where I would’ve gone, where I would’ve spiralled to, if not for writing. I probably wouldn’t be playing football” – Burton Albion’s Marvin Sordell opens up to Donald McRae about his experiences of depression. Twitter Share via Email Marvin Sordell. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian Share on Twitter Facebook RECOMMENDED LISTENINGFootball Weekly is back, with a guest appearance on the pod from Wycombe’s Marcus Bean.SUPPORT THE GUARDIANProducing the Guardian’s thoughtful, in-depth journalism [the stuff not normally found in this email, obviously – Fiver Ed] is expensive, but supporting us isn’t. If you value our journalism, please support us. In return we can hopefully arm you with the kind of knowledge that makes you sound slightly less uninformed during those hot reactive gegenpress chats you so enjoy. And if you think what we do is enjoyable [again, etc and so on – Fiver Ed], please help us keep coming back here to give you more of the same.FIVER LETTERS“Re: five-a-side team names (Fiver letters passim). Surely ‘AC a Little Silhouetto of Milan’ is the best name ever?” – Ben North.“‘New England now go into fixtures against Spain with hope’ (Friday’s Fiver). Wow. I know the Patriots are an American football dynasty, but even with Bill Belichick on the sidelines, it is hard to see them being confident against an international powerhouse in a sport they don’t even play” – Joe Pearson.Send your letters to the.boss@theguardian.com. And if you’ve nothing better to do you can also tweet The Fiver. Today’s winner of our prizeless letter o’the day is … Ben North.BITS AND BOBSThe first 25 seconds of England’s Nations League game with Switzerland will be broadcast in black and white on Sky Sports to mark Kick It Out’s 25th anniversary. Denmark are back, baby, and Wales are licking their wounds as a result. “Physically, with the quick turnaround, we found it difficult against a very good team,” sighed Ryan Giggs.Carlos Queiroz will lead Iran into their post-World Cup internationals despite having failed to sign a new contract. “There is an agreement, a gentleman’s agreement,” cheered Queiroz.And Chelsea manager Emma Hayes reckons there’s another team to watch after a 0-0 draw with fellow Women’s Super League title hopefuls Manchester City. “I think it’s about time everybody talked about Arsenal as a team that has arrived,” she said. “We’re playing catch-up to Arsenal.”STILL WANT MORE?Santi Cazorla talks to Sid Lowe in this remarkable interview.Come get your talking points from the opening WSL weekend. Good stuff. Photograph: David Ramos/Fifa via Getty Images Reuse this content Pinterest Here you go. Composite: The FA/Rex/Shutterstock; TGSPhoto/Rex/Shutterstock; Chelsea FC via Getty Images; Liverpool FC via Getty Images; Facebook Daniel Taylor on Paul Pogba.Olivier Giroud is finding his France scoring boots at the right time, report Adam White and Eric Devin.Shirt sponsors should have a role in the battle against gambling addiction, writes Greg Wood.Oh, and if it’s your thing … you can follow Big Website on Big Social FaceSpace. And INSTACHAT, TOO!30,000 Gareth Southgate determined to turn England into world beaters Twitter features Twitter Pinterest Topics Share on WhatsApp Pinterest The Fiver Share on Facebook Soccerlast_img read more

Diallo leaps over Shaq to win NBA slam-dunk contest as Harris shocks Steph Curry

first_imgTopics Share on Pinterest FanSided (@FanSided)The round that won it for Joe Harris of the @BrooklynNets(Via @NBAonTNT) pic.twitter.com/nPiH9WGhVPFebruary 17, 2019 But the most remarkable story of the night came when Brooklyn’s unheralded Joe Harris held off one of the greatest shooters of all time, Stephen Curry, to win the three-point contest. Harris made 12 straight shots in the final round and went a staggering 15 for 18 on moneyballs – the shots worth the most – to win the three-point title. He finished with 26 of a possible 34 points in the final round, beating Curry by two. Sacramento’s Buddy Hield was third with 19 final-round points.“Obviously, it’s incredible,” Harris said. “Steph is the greatest shooter of all time. But, again, shooting off of the rack for a minute is not indicative of being a better shooter than Steph Curry. I don’t want anybody to get it twisted at all.” US sports Reuse this content Support The Guardian news Share on WhatsApp Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport)DIALLO REALLY DID THE VINCE ELBOW DUNK OVER SHAQ pic.twitter.com/NmH9vUWyFIFebruary 17, 2019 Share on Facebook Share via Email Since you’re here… NBAcenter_img Stephen Curry Basketball And the runner-up left a winner, too. Stephen Curry and his brother Seth Curry of the Portland Trail Blazers had a bet where the winner of the three-point contest, in which they were both entrants, would have to pay for tickets for the family over the rest of their careers.Seth Curry didn’t get out of the first round. He said that even though his brother didn’t win, he’d pay up. “It stands. He got that 27 in Round One and that’s impressive,” Seth Curry said. “He deserved to win the bet and I have to do what I got to do.”The Curry family had a good weekend in Charlotte. Father Dell Curry is a former Charlotte star, Steph is a three-time NBA champion, Seth is in the league and mother Sonya beat them all by making an underhand half-court shot on Friday. “I would have loved the storybook ending Steph comes home and wins in his native Charlotte,” Stephen Curry said. “That’s how I had it in my head anyway.” Oklahoma City’s Hamidou Diallo put on a show during the NBA’s All-Star weekend to win the league’s annual slam dunk contest.Diallo pulled off a dunk that will be talked about for years in the first round dunking over Shaquille O’Neal, hanging on the rim by his elbow, then tearing open his jersey to reveal a “Superman” shirt underneath. And his first dunk of the final round had the top of his head at almost rim level, putting him in control after his opponent, New York’s Dennis Smith Jr, failed to make a dunk in his first try of the final. The night started with the skills challenge, and the Celtics’ Jayson Tatum edged Atlanta rookie Trae Young in the final by making a shot from just past the midcourt stripe. Young was ahead of Tatum in the competition where players have to execute some passes, a layup and then a three-pointer.Fearing that Young would make his three before Tatum could even get one off, he let it fly from about 50 feet. “I didn’t want to give Trae a chance,” Tatum said. “I honestly didn’t know I was going to hit the shot, but I had to give myself a chance and throw it up there. It worked out for the best.” Smith then leapfrogged Miami’s Dwyane Wade and took a lob from Stephen Curry to give himself a chance with his last dunk, getting a perfect score from the judges and a round of boos from the crowd, many of whom weren’t that impressed. That left Diallo as the night’s final participant. Diallo got rapper Quavo out of the crowd, put the ball in his hands, then grabbed it as he went airborne for the slam that sealed the title. Boston Celtics (@celtics)Jayson Tatum became the first Celtics player in franchise history to win the NBA Skills Challenge. pic.twitter.com/9VbN1QuYD7February 17, 2019 Share on LinkedIn NBA UK (@NBAUK)Hamidou Diallo WINS the #ATTSlamDunk Contest with this dunk over Quavo 💥🏆#NBAAllStar | #StateFarmSaturday | @SkySportsNBA pic.twitter.com/xNbjtCYUxZFebruary 17, 2019 Share on Twitter Share on Messenger … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. 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Mourinho: Man Utd becoming Pogba’s team

first_imgManchester United Manchester United becoming Pogba’s team – Mourinho Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 11:21 1/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() PaulPogba - Cropped Getty Images Manchester United Paul Pogba José Mourinho Manchester United v Stoke City Stoke City Premier League Manchester United are changing and it is suiting star midfielder Paul Pogba, according to manager Jose Mourinho. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hailed Paul Pogba and said his team’s profile was changing to suit the midfielder.Pogba set up two goals as United eased past Stoke City 3-0 at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Monday.The France international, 24, has enjoyed a fine campaign, providing nine assists and scoring three goals in 13 league games. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Mourinho was full of praise for the midfielder and said United could become Pogba’s team.”He was moving the ball fantastically well, with long passes changing the direction and creating problems for the opponent,” he said.”He had an assist and if he had scored the free-kick with the last shot of the game, it would be really a reward for him.”I think he is happy with the way the team is playing and he’s happy because the team is changing the profile and the profile is going more in his direction.”Happy with the result  @ManUtd #mufc #heretocreate pic.twitter.com/cGt3CrMdcY— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) January 15, 2018After Pogba assisted Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku sealed United’s win and moved them within 12 points of league leaders Manchester City.Mourinho revealed Martial had scored a similar goal in training, but it was set up by the manager.”He scored yesterday [Sunday] the same goal in training but instead of Paul’s pass, it was my pass,” he said.”I was making the assists for the finishing. It was a great assist and the same shot.”last_img read more

Top 5 bikes in India under Rs 50,000: Hero Splendor PRO, TVS Sport, Bajaj Platina 100 and more

first_imgTop 5 bikes in India under Rs 50,000: Hero Splendor PRO, TVS Sport, Bajaj Platina 100 and moreTop bikes in India under Rs 50,000 in India: Hero Splendor PRO, TVS Sport, Bajaj Platina 100, Hero HF Deluxe IBS and Honda CD 110 Dream Dx are some of the bikes that can be purchased under Rs 50,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).advertisement Varun Singh New DelhiMay 27, 2019UPDATED: May 27, 2019 20:16 IST Hero Splendor PRO, TVS Sport, Bajaj Platina 100, Hero HF Deluxe IBS and Honda CD 110 Dream Dx are top bikes under Rs 50,000 in India.HIGHLIGHTSHero Splendor PRO has a starting price of Rs 49,598 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).TVS Sport has an introductory price of Rs 39,900 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).Bajaj Platina is available for Rs 40,749 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).For almost all the people, their first bike holds a very special position in the heart. They always cherish the memories associated with the bike. When you purchase a motorcycle, you make an investment not only in the product but also in the brand. For a very long time, companies like Bajaj, Hero, TVS, Honda and Suzuki have been manufacturing affordable yet sporty bikes in India.If you do not want to spend more than Rs 50,000 (ex-showroom) on a bike, here are top 5 bikes in India that are affordable and won’t be a big burden on your pocket. TVS Sport gets a 4-stroke, Duralife, 99.7 cc engine.TVS SportPowering TVS Sport is a 4-stroke, Duralife, 99.7 cc engine that delivers 7.5 hp and 7.5 Nm of maximum torque. The engine is mated to a 4-speed constant mesh gearbox. The motorcycle gets a telescopic hydraulic front suspension and a 5-stage adjustable rear suspension. Below are the variant-wise prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi) of the motorcycle.– Sport Kick Start Spoke Wheel – Rs 39,900– Sport Kick Start Alloy Wheel – Rs 45,500– Sport Electric Start Alloy Wheel – Rs 48,291– Sport Kick Start Long Seat – Rs 46,700– Sport Electric Start Long Seat – Rs 49,491 Hero HF Deluxe IBS comes with an air-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, OHC, 97.2 cc engine.Hero HF Deluxe IBSHero HF Deluxe IBS comes with an air-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, OHC, 97.2 cc engine that makes 8.36 hp and a peak torque of 8.05 Nm. The engine is mated to a 4-speed constant mesh transmission. The bike gets features like Integrated Braking System (IBS), console with side stand indicator, 5-spoke alloy wheels and Always Headlight On (AHO) system. The price details (ex-showroom, New Delhi) of all the variants of the motorcycle are mentioned below.advertisement– HF Deluxe IBS Kick Start Drum Brake Alloy Wheel – Rs 39,900– HF Deluxe IBS Kick Start Drum Brake Spoke Wheel – Rs 38,900– HF Deluxe IBS Self Start Drum Brake Alloy Wheel – Rs 48,425– HF Deluxe IBS Self Start Drum Brake Alloy Wheel i3s – Rs 49,625– HF Deluxe IBS Self Start Drum Brake Alloy Wheel i3s All Black – Rs 49,625 Bajaj Platina 100 gets a single-cylinder, 2-valve, DTS-I with ExhausTEC, 102 cc engine.Bajaj Platina 100Bajaj Platina 100 gets a single-cylinder, 2-valve, DTS-I with ExhausTEC, 102 cc engine that produces 7.9 PS and 8.34 of peak torque. With a 4-speed gearbox, the company claims a top speed of 90 km/h for the motorcycle. The new Platina 100 ComforTec gets a telescopic fork suspension with 135 mm travel, while there are double springs at the rear with 110 mm travel. The bike is available in two variants and below are the prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi).– Platina 100 ES Alloy CBS – Rs 48,282– Platina 100 KS Alloy CBS – Rs 40,749 Honda CD 110 Dream Dx gets a 109.19 cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, SI engine.Honda CD 110 Dream DxHonda CD 110 Dream Dx gets a 109.19 cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, SI engine that churns out 8.31 bhp and 9.09 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 4-speed gearbox. The bike gets features like chrome plated handlebar, muffler cover, rear carrier, silver alloys, long seat and low maintenance seal chain. Below are the variant-wise price details (ex-showroom, New Delhi) of CD 110 Dream Dx.– CD110 Dream Self Drum-Grab Rail – Rs 49,498– CD110 Dream Self Drum-Carrier – Rs 49,788– CD110 Dream CBS STD Carrier – Rs 50,347– CD110 Dream CBS DLX Carrier – Rs 51,847 Hero Splendor PRO is powered by an air-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, OHC, 97.2 cc engine.Hero Splendor PROHero Splendor PRO is powered by an air-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, OHC, 97.2 cc engine that is good for 8.36 hp and 8.05 Nm of peak torque. This engine, which comes with Hero HF Deluxe also, is offered with a 4-speed constant mesh gearbox. The bike gets features like tri-set cockpit style meter console, side stand indicator, chrome plated muffler and rugged shockers, wide comfortable seat and premium 3D Splendor emblem. Below are the variant-wise prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi) of the motorcycle.– Kick Start Drum Brake Alloy Wheel – Rs 49,598– Self Start Drum Brake Alloy Wheel – Rs 51,476ALSO READ | Hyundai Venue: Here are 5 unique selling points of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza-rivalALSO READ | PM Narendra Modi holds Varanasi roadshow in stylish Land Rover Range Rover Vogue: Know all about this SUVALSO READ | Honda Activa 5G, CB Shine limited editions launched in IndiaGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Top 5 bikes in IndiaFollow Bikes in India under Rs 50000Follow TVS SportFollow Hero Splendor ProFollow Bajaj Platina 100 Nextlast_img read more

Book Review The Frood The Authorised And Very Official History Of Douglas

first_imgDouglas Adams was a frood who really knew where his towel was. He was also one of Britain’s best comedy writers, a keen conservationist and is the subject of a new book by Jem Roberts – The Frood: The Authorised and Very Official History of Douglas Adams and The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.The Frood by Jem RobertsJust for a bit of background – this review may be slightly biased. Placing a book about Douglas Adams in my hands is not entirely unlike placing a block of cheese in the hands of a hungry mouse (whether the block of cheese is actually very small or the mouse very large is not important. But I like your imagination). I was hooked on The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy from the moment I could work out how to turn on a radio. Later I found that Adams had turned the cult radio show into a series of books – I learnt to read for no other reason. Later still I discovered the TV show and Adams’ other books. So I’m a lifelong fan, and any book about the Grandmaster of Comedy will immediately gain a foothold in my library (if library is defined as a large plywood bookcase held together by duct tape and physics).Douglas Adams was a large man with a penchant for Apple products (before they were cool), digital watches (which were a neat idea) and animals (which are an even neater idea). Jem Roberts’ new book takes us from Douglas’ early days writing with Monty Python’s Graham Chapman, through his work as Script Editor on Doctor Who and his ground-breaking work on video games in the early eighties. It reveals a writer plagued by self-doubt who has expanded the cerebellums of readers/listeners/viewers across time and space, a scribe haunted by the sound of deadlines whooshing past.But it was Adams’ love of conservation that really made him a hoopy frood (for those unfamiliar with the Hitchhiker’s Universe – hoopy is a really together guy and a frood is a really amazingly together guy. Simple, really).This new book reveals how Douglas first encountered endangered Aye-ayes in Madagascar in 1985 while writing an article for Observer Colour Magazine. The trip opened our young and impressionable writer’s eye-eyes to the plight of animals on the brink of extinction, but just as importantly he met zoologist Mark Carwardine. The result: a BBC radio show and book called Last Chance To See, which featured the pair as they travelled the globe searching for rare animals such as the elusive Kakapo in New Zealand and the Northern White Rhinos of the Garamba National Park. It was a endeavor that led to renewed and increased conservation efforts around the world, and resulted in a follow-up project – 20 years later and eight years after Douglas’ death at the age of 49 – fronted by Mark Carwardine and Stephen Fry that revisited the same species to see how they were getting on (in the case of the Yangtze River Dolphin and the Northern White Rhino, they didn’t appear to be getting on very well at all).In 1994, Douglas became patron of Save the Rhino, an organisation dedicated to – funnily enough – saving the rhino. He was a dedicated and passionate supporter of the charity until his death in 2001. Since 2003, Save The Rhino has held an annual Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture – next year’s event will feature the author of an earlier biography about Douglas, Neil Gaiman. Save the Rhino will also celebrate its 21st birthday in November with a special event featuring Mark Carwardine.Douglas has also inspired the establishment of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Foundation, which makes grants to small charities to benefit literacy. As Jem Roberts points out in his book, Douglas wanted to do as much good in this world as he could, so it is up to his fans to continue his legacy.For those who want to immerse themselves more fully in the Hitchhiker’s Universe, Jem Roberts has provided the perfect starting point. For fans who miss all things Douglasy, it fills a huge gap left vacant by a huge talent.The Frood: The Authorised and Very Official History of Douglas Adams and The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Jem Roberts is available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, as well as wherever hoopy books are sold.Copyright ©2014Look to the Starslast_img read more

Huffman misses campaign financial report deadline

Waterford Coun. Kim Huffman will have to give back some of the money she’s earned during the short time she’s been on Norfolk council.The March 29 deadline for disclosing campaign financial reports came and went without Huffman filing her paperwork.This isn’t illegal but it does put Huffman in the position of having to pay a $500 late filing fee if she intends to meet the second deadline of April 29.If Huffman doesn’t meet the second deadline at the end of this month, she will have to vacate her seat and sit out the next election as well.Monday, Huffman said there is no great mystery to missing the March deadline.She said the deadline snuck up on her while she was busy with other matters. When she realized time was running short, Huffman says her computer wouldn’t allow her to complete an electronic submission.“People may be intrigued by this,” Huffman said. “But what happened is actually pretty boring. Actually, I accepted no donations from anybody. My past three election campaigns have been completely self-financed.“Other than the $500 I have to pay, this doesn’t really affect me or anybody else.”Another noteworthy name missing at the deadline was Dean Morrison of Windham Centre, a candidate in Windham-area Ward 4 who came second to Chris Van Paassen of Port Dover.Morrison served nine years on Township of Delhi council before logging another six years on the new Norfolk council. Morrison lost his third-term bid to Jim Oliver in 2007 but thought the time was right for a comeback last fall with Oliver’s retirement.However, it was not to be and Morrison has moved on. He sees no point in filing a financial statement because he is finished with municipal politics anyway.“I think my municipal days are done,” Morrison said. “Unfortunately, I’ve made my decision and I’m finished. All good things have to come to an end. I had a pretty good run and I enjoyed it, but I’m moving on. I thought there was an opportunity here for a comeback but I guess not.”A number of other candidates did not file campaign financial statements by the March 29 deadline. This includes Windham-area Ward 4 candidate Thomas Ferris of Vittoria.On the list in Port Rowan-area Ward 1 are John Peazel and Michael Toth.On the list In Delhi-area Ward 3 is Tim Sullivan of Simcoe.On the list in Port Dover-area Ward 6 are Doug Long, Jeff Miller, Rick Misner and Gary Muntz.All three mayoral candidates in Norfolk – Mayor Kristal Chopp, Charlie Luke and Russell Colebrook – filed on time, as did all candidates in Simcoe-area Ward 5 and Langton-area Ward 2.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

UN Security Council extends mandate of multinational force in Iraq

Through previous resolutions, the Council had decided that the Force’s mandate could be reviewed or terminated should the Iraqis ask, but would nonetheless expire once a permanent Government was constitutionally elected by the end of 2005.Under today’s resolution, the Council also decided to extend until 31 December 2006 the arrangements for depositing proceeds from export sales of petroleum, petroleum products, and natural gas into the Development Fund of Iraq (DFI), which was established in May 2003 to administer proceeds from those commodities as well as funds remaining from the United Nations “Oil-for-Food” Programme and other assets seized from the former regime.Speaking after the vote, US Ambassador John Bolton said he was pleased that the Council had been able to come together quickly and unanimously to respond to the Iraqi Government’s request for continued support. He urged the international community, “especially the Arab world,” to support the Iraqi people. “That support comes in many forms – participation in the Coalition, contribution to Iraq’s humanitarian and reconstruction activities, increased diplomatic engagement, and compliance with relevant resolutions,” Ambassador Bolton said.Iraq’s representative, Samir Shakir Mahmood Sumaida’ie, expressed his appreciation for the Council’s response to the request by his Prime Minister – who asked for the extension in a letter earlier this week – as well as for the manner in which the resolution had been adopted, in an environment of harmony and agreement.Stressing that the foreign forces in Iraq must maintain their temporary status, France’s representative, Michel Duclos, emphasized the clarity of the provision of the text that said the future government, at any time, would be able to request that the mandate be continued or ended. read more

Humanitarian situation in Somalia must be addressed now UN coordinator says

The humanitarian situation in Somalia, where 2.1 million people are totally dependant on international aid, must be addressed right now, not only because of the severe drought but also because of recent progress on the political front, the United Nations coordinator for the country said today. “It’s not business as usual,” Christian Balslev-Olesen, Acting Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, told correspondents at UN Headquarters, acknowldging the prevailing instability in the Horn of Africa country, which has been torn by factional fighting ever since the collapse of President Muhammad Siad Barre’s regime 15 years ago. “Somalia is facing a drought, an emergency situation – the most severe in a decade – and this is coming on top of a situation where you already have all the most difficult indicators for human development,” he said. That situation puts recent political progress in danger, he said, pointing out that for the past month and half there has been a parliament inside the country for the first time. “The two elements – the political peace process and the humanitarian situation – of course do present two different momentums. But they are interlinked,” he said. The 2.1 million people dependent on aid represent 25 per cent of the population, he said, and include 400,000 internally displaced persons, many of whom are at risk of dying of malnutrition if the crisis is not addressed. Mr. Balslev-Olesen acknowledged that humanitarian aid in Somalia might be more difficult to provide than anywhere else in the world. “We are faced with a situation where it is difficult to have access to the communities on a daily basis – we have threats, we have piracy, we have abductions, we have roadblocks,” he said. However, because of the risks and opportunities, those challenges must be met, he said, and the United Nations is issuing an appeal to donors for $326 million, which includes the cost of all interventions in Somalia during the crisis. Long-range weather forecasters have been warning for the past months that the seasonal April rains are also expected to fail this year across the Horn of Africa, portending worse humanitarian conditions to come in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya as well as Somalia. read more

Avery Johnson Fired by the Brooklyn Nets

Avery Johnson was fired by the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday after being named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for November and starting the season with an 11-4 record. The Nets have named P.J. Carlesimo as interim head coach.Nets ownership became disappointed in the team’s play in December. The Nets have gone 3-10, which landed the team in eighth place in the Eastern Conference.“I just got a sense, as I told Avery this morning, that he just wasn’t reaching them anymore,” general manager Billy King said at a news conference Thursday. King made it clear that ownership made the final decision to let Johnson go.Johnson was in the last year of a three-year, $12 million contract.“You never think when you’re a .500 team and then you’re going into two more home games at home that something like this would happen,” Johnson said at the news conference. “But this is ownership’s decision, and this is what we sign up for. This is part of our business. Fair or unfair, it doesn’t matter. But again, it’s time for a new voice, and hopefully they’ll get back on track.”Friday, the Nets host the struggling Charlotte Bobcats, who are on a 16-game losing streak. Their last win was on Nov. 24 against the Washington Wizards.The Nets will start their coaching search after the first of the year, but according to ESPN.com the Nets will make a phone call to Phil Jackson to measure his interest in the opening. But Jackson’s agent told NBA.com that he is not interested in coaching the Nets.Stan Van Gundy, Nate McMillan, Mike Brown and Jeff Van Gundy are a few of the top available coaches to fill the vacancy. Stan Van Gundy, according to reports, has “no interest” in the job.Carlesimo, one-time head coach of Golden State and Portland with a 204-296 career record, has been instructed by King to coach the Nets like he is going to be coaching them for the next decade.Carlesimo’s focus could be to change the offense to better suit point guard Deron Williams, who criticized Johnson’s isolation offensive system more than a week ago. Williams, the all-star guard who chose the Nets over the Dallas Mavericks when he signed as a free agent last summer, said that he was uncomfortable in Johnson’s offense.But King and Johnson denied the idea that Williams’ discontent had any role in the decision. King said that the players were not consulted in the move.“To pinpoint this all on Deron is not fair. He was not the deciding factor in this decision,” King said. “It was something in talking with ownership we didn’t like the direction we were going.”Johnson told reporters that he thought his relationship with Williams was really good.“I thought from Day 1 (Deron and I) had a really good relationship,” Johnson said. “I don’t think it’s fair for anybody to hang this on Deron. He’s one player.”Williams said that he knew the blame would pointed to him for Johnson’s departure, after being blamed for the resignation of former Utah head coach Jerry Sloan a few years ago when Williams played for the Jazz.“First of all, I have not had one conversation with (King) about not being happy with Avery, wanting him gone, etc.,” Williams said. “It’s not my fault. But as soon as I heard the new, . . .I knew folks would blame me, would assume that it’s history repeating itself because of what was said about coach Sloan and me after he resigned. The last thing I would want to do is get coach Johnson fired. Any coach, for that matter.”Williams went on to add that Johnson was the reason that he came to the Nets and signed his extension during the offseason.“The Nets’ ownership would like to express thanks to Avery for his efforts and to wish him every success in the future,” principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov said in a statement. read more

Tata invests in additional simulators from Immersive Technologies

first_imgTata Steel has recently invested in additional simulators from Immersive Technologies for operator training. A customer for the past 14 years, Tata, says Immersive, “has committed to ensuring the safest operators and invest heavily in advanced technologies for the most effective and efficient operations.“Based on the continued results achieved, product reliability and support received, by the West Bokaro Division, the Tata Iron Ore site, Noamundi, will soon be utilizing Komatsu 785-7 haul truck, Hitachi EX1200-6 excavator and Komatsu WA900 wheel loader simulators.”The West Bokaro Division purchased its original simulator in 2002 and still achieves impressive business improvements.“More than 14 years later our simulators continue to deliver the training results for which we’ve become known. Repeat customers are a testimony to the reputation we’ve spent more than 20 years building and we value the trust Tata has put in us to provide operator training solutions in India,” says David Anderson, Executive Vice President – Sales and Support, Immersive Technologies.Tata Iron Ore – Noamundi will soon be using Komatsu haul truck, Hitachi excavator and Komatsu wheel loader simulators along with Briefing, Debriefing and Live Session Display, SimMentor, and a Custom Mine Site which is a replica of the actual working site for its training program from Immersive Technologies.last_img read more

Oireachtas agenda Medical cards childhood poverty and EU Youth Guarantee

first_imgWHAT ARE OUR politicians doing in the halls of Leinster House?TheJournal.ie lets you know with our guide to what’s coming up to the Dáil, Seanad and various Oireachtas committees today.DÁILThe unusually curt two-day Dáil week will resume with Eamon Gilmore taking Leaders’ Questions at 10:30am, and a brief discussion on the rest of the day’s agenda at 11am.At around 11:20am debate will resume on the Technical Group’s motion calling for the restoration of the Mobility Allowance which was controversially scrapped last month. A vote will be called just before 1pm.When that’s done, debate again returns to legislation which revises the eligibility criteria for medical cards for the over 70s. They will need to earn less than €600 a week to qualify for the medical card; they will receive a free GP visit card if they don’t meet this threshold.The day wraps up with discussion on four topical issues at 3:42pm, before Michael Noonan takes Questions to the Minister for Finance at 4:30pm.The day’s Dáil business can all be viewed here.SEANADOnly one item on the Seanad’s agenda today, aside from the usual 75 minutes of ‘all and sundry’ debate (10:30am): members debate proposed amendments to the tax reforms of the Finance Bill 2013 (11:45am). When they’re done, the Bill is sent to the Áras for signature.The day’s Seanad business can all be viewed here.COMMITTEESFive meetings today; here they are in the order of when they start…The Fisheries sub-committee resumes its hearings from yesterday, where it is briefed on aquaculture, inland fisheries and marine tourism, by departmental officials at 9:30am. (Watch here.)Also at 9:30am, the Health and Children committee resumes its hearings on the issue of childhood poverty with Moira O’Mara, the Director of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. (Watch here.)At 10am the Public Accounts Committee examines 2011 spending at the Department of Justice and Equality, with its secretary general Brian Purcell, and at the Office of the Chief State Solicitor with the CSS, Eileen Creedon. (Watch here.)Also at 10am, the Transport and Communications committee parks its hearings on social media to discuss eight new plans for EU-wide laws, on matters including network and information security, alternative fuels infrastructures, and railways. (Watch here.)The EU Affairs committee meets at 2:15pm to discuss the proposed European Youth Guarantee – where anyone not in the labour force or education will be given training and apprenticeship opportunities – with representatives from groups including the National Youth Council, the European Youth Forum and YouthReach. (Watch here.)Explainer: How does a Bill become a law?last_img read more

Radioactivité lIRSN surveille le territoire français

first_imgRadioactivité : l’IRSN surveille le territoire françaisPour mesurer la radioactivité en France, l’Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire (IRSN) se base sur un réseau de télésurveillance qui évalue en continue les niveaux de radiations grâce à des capteurs répartis sur tout le territoire.Alors que le nuage de particules radioactives provenant du Japon devrait atteindre la France demain dans la journée, l’Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire reste sur ses gardes. Sur son site internet, l’IRSN a ainsi décidé de présenter au public son réseau de surveillance et de mettre à disposition les résultats de leur veille radiologique.À lire aussiQuel est le poids d’un nuage ?Baptisé Téléray, ce réseau se compose de 158 capteurs répartis dans toute la France métropolitaine dont 38 autour de centrales nucléaires. Pour la plupart installés après la catastrophe de Tchernobyl en 1986, ils relèvent en continu des mesures de la radioactivité et déclenchent l’alerte dès qu’une élévation est observée. L’IRSN compte donc s’appuyer sur leur réseau pour surveiller l’arrivée et le passage du nuage radioactif dans les jours prochains.”La carte du réseau Téléray s’enrichira dans les jours qui viennent avec d’autres mesures, comme celles effectuées sur les filtres aérosols ou les eaux de pluie. En effet, celles-ci sont effectuées en laboratoire à la suite de prélèvements individuels et ne peuvent donc être obtenues qu’en différé de quelques jours”, précise l’IRSN. Jugées “négligeables” en France, les retombées radioactives ne devraient néanmoins pas beaucoup influer sur cette cartographie selon Michel Bourguignon, commissaire de l’Autorité de sûreté nucléaire (ASN) qui a indiqué sur Europe 1 : “cette cartographie est celle de la radioactivité naturelle. Les niveaux relevés n’ont pas bougé (depuis la catastrophe nucléaire au Japon) et ils ne devraient pas bouger, selon nos estimations”.Une situation toujours inquiétanteAu Japon, les équipes luttent encore pour tenter de stabiliser les équipements de la centrale de Fukushima, en crise depuis le séisme. Mais bien qu’elles soient parvenues à reconnecter les réacteurs au circuit électrique, elles n’ont pas réussi à relancer les systèmes de refroidissement. Poursuivant les arrosages, elles ont annoncé il y a peu que le réacteur n°1 était à nouveau en surchauffe. “L’augmentation de la température autour du coeur du réacteur n°1 est une source d’inquiétude. Il est trop tôt pour dire que les réacteurs 1, 2 et 3 sont pleinement stabilisés. Nous devons continuer à arroser d’eau les trois premiers réacteurs” a indiqué l’opérateur de la centrale Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco).Le 22 mars 2011 à 15:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

POLICE LOG for September 27 Truck vs Pole Squatter At Plaza Phone

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, September 27, 2018:Arthur S. Boulas (28, Woburn) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle with a Suspended or Revoked Registration, Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and No/Expired Inspection Sticker. (9:39am)Truck struck a pole on Federal Street. Fire Department responded due to driver passing out. DPW and RMLD notified. Street closed. Vehicle towed. (10:01am)A Mink Run Road caller reported a vehicle struck her rock wall and damaged it. (10:47am)A representative from Kaufman Realty (owner of Wilmington Crossing plaza) contacted dispatch and relayed that they are aware of a squatter who has been staying inside different businesses at night. Caller requested extra patrols and will have someone check all doors and locks. (1:37pm)A Swain Road caller reported a phone scam. A number called her house and spoke to her father-in-law, requesting money to get her out of jail. No money or credit card info was given. (2:52pm)A caller reported a motorcycle driving recklessly, using excessive speed and tailgating on Main Street. Police advised operator, who denied claims. (7:42pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 12: 2 Drivers Issued Summonses; Drone FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 26: 2 Missing Teens; OUI Arrest; Main St. Shut Down Due To Crash; Road Rage IncidentIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 18: 2 Vehicles With Same License Plate; Statue Missing From Wildwood CemeteryIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Uttam will continue as TPCC Chief Khuntia

first_imgHyderabad: AICC Telangana Incharge R.C. Khuntia said that Nalgonda MP N. Uttam Kumar Reddy would continue as the President of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC). Addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan on Monday, Khuntia said that the party High Command had no proposal to change the TPCC President at the moment. He said that the party would contest the forthcoming municipal elections under the leadership of Uttam Kumar Reddy. Also Read – Heavy rains lash erstwhile Khammam district Advertise With Us Khuntia said that the TPCC Executive Committee would meet on June 29 in Nagarjuna Sagar. He said a committed headed by TPCC Working President Ponnam Prabhakar has been formed to oversee strategy for municipal elections. He also informed that zonal, district and block committee meetings would be held from 1st to 3rd of every month. He said the meeting with newly elected MPTC and ZPTC members would be held in the first week of July. Also Read – Thimmapur villagers pledge to go plastice-free Advertise With Us The AICC Incharge said that the party was assessing the reasons for defeat in last Assembly elections at the ground level and corrective measures would be taken to strengthen the party. Speaking about Munugode MLA Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy’s controversial statements against the party and its leadership, Khuntia said that the Congress party has given lot of importance to him. He said it was unfortunate that despite enjoying the posts of Lok Sabha member, MLC and then MLA, Rajagopal Reddy was making comments against the Congress party. However, he said that the Congress party would not tolerate those violating discipline.last_img read more

Trump Tweets Clip Of Him Bodyslamming CNN Network Says Do Your Job

first_img Share Yes, just like your coverage. https://t.co/ZLmiTVpDce— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 2, 2017The clip itself was a mash-up of tie-ins to the president. Trump chose McMahon’s wife, Linda, to head the Small Business Administration after the McMahons donated at least $5 million to Trump’s private foundation. In late 2015, Trump told CNN, in a reference to his run for the presidency, “I’ll really do something that’s never been done before.”Certainly no other U.S. president has used old video clips of himself body slamming a friend.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Donald J. Trump/@realDonaldTrump on TwitterThis Sunday morning tweet from President Trump showing him bodyslamming CNN led some in the media to question if the president was threatening the network.Trash-tweeting the news media for the fifteenth time in a week, President Trump spent part of Sunday morning at his Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey maligning CNN.This time it was a video clip. Posted on Trump’s personal Twitter account, it shows him clotheslining wrestling empresario Vince McMahon at a “Wrestlemania” match 10 years ago that was billed as “The Battle of the Billionaires.” As Trump knocks McMahon to the ground with a forearm slam, an apparently photo-shopped CNN logo covers McMahon’s face. The takedown is repeated four times in the video, which is accompanied by two hashtags: #FraudNewsCNN and #FNN.#FraudNewsCNN #FNN pic.twitter.com/WYUnHjjUjg— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017The message from the nation’s 45th president seems unmistakeable: Trump would love to body slam CNN just as he floored McMahon.On ABC’s This Week, host Martha Raddatz showed Trump’s taunting tweet to White House Homeland Security adviser Thomas Bossert, who was seeing it for the first time.“That seems like a threat,” Raddatz said to Bossert, referring to the CNN logo pasted on McMahon’s face as he’s knocked down by Trump. “Certainly not,” Bossert replied. “I think that no one would perceive that as a threat, I hope they don’t, but I do think that he’s beaten up in a way on cable platforms that he has a right to respond to.”“It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters,” the cable news network said in a statement. “Clearly, Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied when she said the President had never done so. Instead of preparing for his overseas trip, his first meeting with Vladimir Putin, dealing with North Korea and working on his health care bill, he is instead involved in juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office. We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his.”CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, whom Trump labeled “fake news” at a Feb. 16 news conference, wryly asked in a tweet, “Isn’t pro wrestling fake?” Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., tweeted in response “Yes, just like your coverage.”Isn’t pro wrestling fake?— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 2, 2017last_img read more

Cardi B and Offset Join Muzik Founder Jason Hardi for Brilliant Minds

first_img Popular on Variety Muzik founder Jason Hardi is scheduled to speak alongside Cardi B and Offset at the Brilliant Minds Conference, taking place in Stockholm on June 13 to 15. The symposium centered around the intersection between culture and technology was founded by Spotify CEO Daniel Ek. They join previously announced speakers Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix, Arianna Huffington,  Wassim “Sal” Slaiby of XO, who manages The Weeknd, NAV and French Montana, Snap Inc. founder Evan Spiegel, actress and entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow, among other giants of entertainment and digital content. Former president Barack Obama is also slated to speak.Said Hardi: “Brilliant Minds offers the perfect platform to showcase Muzik to the global leaders and innovators of our time. It’s a forum where culture, technology and entertainment unite and aligns perfectly with our mission to connect the world in new and impactful ways.” Muzik’s mission statement is to bring the world together through personalized experiences, and It’s the crossover between culture and technology that inspired Hardi to develop and design devices that connect to a digital platform to produce original content and programming. It counts Offset and Cardi B as brand ambassadors.Said Offset: “I’m excited to represent Muzik at Brilliant Minds. Jason built a game-changing product that represents the convergence of music and technology. These days, I’m looking out for my family and building a legacy. I couldn’t think of a better company to be a part of.”Cardi credited the digital space for its role in her flourishing career. “I was on Twitter and Instagram before I started rapping,” she said. “I was using my social media to build a business. I’m now a mother first, shaping the future for my daughter. I’m getting into the game of investing and creating products that will empower people. That’s what MUZIK represents.”center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

A modder has recreated No Mans Sky in Doom

first_img ‘No Man’s Sky Beyond’ Reveals Final Updates‘No Man’s Sky’ Gets Intersterllar Notre Dame Tribute Stay on target No Man’s Sky held a lot of potential but ultimately floundered when most of the features promised by its developers were either undercooked or simply didn’t exist. The core idea of a game with an infinite number of randomly generated worlds is still intriguing and some have taken it upon themselves to recreate their own version of this mechanic. A new video has surfaced that has No Man’s Sky being recreated within Doom. Not the new Doom, but the original classic.No Guy’s Sky was created by a modder named Robert Prest. Interestingly enough, Prest has never played No Man’s Sky. He only created this mod just to see if he could do it. Since he never played the game, he based everything he did on trailers he saw. Any gaps of first-hand knowledge he lacked was made up for by friends who told him what was in the final version of the game.Like No Man’s Sky, No Guy’s Sky has randomly generated worlds. Prest created a basic algorithm in order to make this work the way he needed it to. The algorithm will randomize foliage, aliens, and terrain, with different colors and textures for each. This is all done as one’s ship is descending on a world. By the time a player’s ship lands, the game would have made all of the necessary calculations to create the planet.In a recent interview, Prest stated that he has been making Doom mods since he was young but, unlike some of his other friends, he never desired to become a professional game programmer. To him, this is all for fun and getting paid to create games professionally would take away the joy he gets from doing it. He is also working on a DayZ mod called DoomZ which you can check out on his website along with No Guy’s Sky.last_img read more